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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen.

Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger for IS group

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group.

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region.

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

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Thousands in Somalia's capital march in defiance after country's deadliest attack.

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

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Relatives of Jewish schoolchildren, soldiers killed by a French extremist outraged by mother's testimony during complicity trial.

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

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A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S.

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday.

Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties.

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

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Spokesman: US-backed forces removing land mines, clearing roads in Raqqa, a day after taking it from IS.

The Latest: Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing that killed more than 300, officials say.

White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

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The White House says Veterans Secretary David Shulkin was never a candidate for the top job at Health and Human Services.

France: Security law that replaces state of emergency passes

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France's Parliament has adopted a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism.

Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years

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Saudi budget-carrier flynas launches direct route from Riyadh to Baghdad, first Gulf War between the two cities.

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial

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A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic.

Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat

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Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan are meeting in Seoul to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program.

CIA watchdog nominee scolded for lack of preparation

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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report.

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership

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Lawmakers of Bosnia's Serb-run part pass declaration against country's potential NATO membership.

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

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Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people.

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya Video included

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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in camps to escape large-scale violence.

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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Iraq's Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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US -backed forces battling IS in Syria take hospital in Raqqa, leaving militants cornered in and around the city stadium.

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after country's deadliest attack; 302 killed.

After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

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The U.S. military says the Syrian city of Raqqa is about 90 percent cleared of Islamic State fighters.

CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report

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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called "torture report.".

Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

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Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.

The Latest: Trump questions presidents' calls to bereaved

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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Britain's domestic intelligence chief says the country is facing the worst terrorist threat he's seen his 34-year career.

The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer

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The Latest: Spokesman for US-backed Syrian force says city of Raqqa has been liberated from Islamic State militants.

Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

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Israel has announced it will not negotiate with a Palestinian government consisting of the militant group that rules Gaza, further complicating a reconciliation process between the rival Palestinian groups.

Foreign experts to help Malta investigate reporter's killing

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Malta has appealed to the FBI and European forensic experts to help in the investigation of the car bomb killing of its leading investigative journalist.

VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges.

New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara

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The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region.

McCain blocks Defense nominees to get Afghanistan war info

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Sen. John McCain says he's holding up President Donald Trump's nominees for key Defense Department posts until the administration delivers details about its new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas on charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan have set up a dramatic sentencing hearing later this month that could land him in prison for life.

The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk

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The Latest: Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out.

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

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Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy.

France: 10 held in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

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French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants.

Moldova president may be suspended for not naming minister

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Moldova's Constitutional Court rules that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister.

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

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Taliban wave of attacks across Afghanistan targets police compounds, government facilities, killing at least 34 people.

Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

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Turkey's president is in Poland for talks on international security and on his policies at home.

The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban

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The Latest: Afghan deputy interior minister says Taliban killed 71 people in attacks in Ghazni and Paktia province.

Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

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The city of Charlottesville will join a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on the Virginia city for a violent summer rally from returning.

F-18 military jet crashes outside of Madrid, killing pilot

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Spain's Defense Ministry says F-18 jet has crashed at base outside Madrid, killing its pilot.

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

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Gunfire rang out and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as Duterte declared the city liberated.

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader

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Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician.

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

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U.S. and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed.

12 Turkish police officers wounded in bombing

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Turkish media reports say a bomb targeting a bus carrying police officers has left several people wounded.

Britain reports hate crimes spike after Brexit vote, attacks

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UK authorities say hate crimes spiked following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and after several attacks linked to extremists.

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

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A jury that says it's close to a verdict will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with setting off a bomb in Manhattan last year that injured 30 people.

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community are stunned by the bombing in their homeland that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more injured.

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

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Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation.

Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

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Iraqi Kurdish officials say federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.

Bannon-backed PAC backs Wisconsin, Arizona Senate candidates

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The political action committee affiliated with Steve Bannon is supporting a retired Marine over a veteran legislator in Wisconsin's Republican Senate primary.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing Video included

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Funerals begin as Somalia bombing toll reaches 276; critically injured are airlifted to Turkey.

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible

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President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

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An Iraqi Kurdish commander says federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and other industrial areas south of Kirkuk in fighting with Kurdish forces that caused "lots of casualties.".

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead.

The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated, though the military continues to battle a dwindling band of Muslim militants.

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

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North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.".

Authorities make final arrest in border agent's killing

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly seven years ago.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Why Trump may withdraw support of drug czar; What astronomers are calling 'The most spectacular fireworks in the universe.'.

Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

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Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters.

The Latest: 35 Somali victims arrive in Turkey for treatment Video included

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The Latest: Somalia blast death toll now above 300, ambulance service chief says.

The Latest: White House condemns Somalia bombing

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan.

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

The Latest: Judge accepts Bergdahl's guilty pleas Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judge

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A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions.

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

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APNewsBreak: The US Border Patrol is considering a smaller version of tethered balloons loaded with cameras that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.

US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen

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The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen.

Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected US missiles have hit a home in Kurram tribal region near Afghan border killing five militants.

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

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A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee.

Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

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A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says it will be in control of the northern city of Raqqa "within a few days" after attacking the last pocket held by the Islamic State group.

Poland says it's repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

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Poland's defense minister says that the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a 3rd hacking attempt from Russia but warned the threat is mounting.

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead

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Egyptian officials: Islamic militants in Sinai rob bank, attack church and trade gunfire with police, killing 6 people.

Israeli military strikes anti-aircraft battery in Syria

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Israeli military says it's destroyed anti-aircraft battery in Syria after its planes were fired upon over Lebanon.

EU backs Iran deal, urges US Congress to protect it

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European Union foreign ministers are urging US Congress to safeguard the Iran nuclear agreement after Trump withdraws support for deal.

Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Iraqi forces enter disputed territory occupied by Kurds; Death toll in Somali truck bombing rises above 300; Firefighters turn corner in battle against California wildfires.

Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

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Philippine security officials say the two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the south, including a top Asian terror suspect, have been killed in fierce fighting.

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed at least 40 lives.

The Latest: Qatar diplomatic mission hit in Somali blast

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The Latest: Red Cross says 4 volunteers dead in massive blast in Somalia's capital.

Tillerson 'not playing' when pressed on 'moron' remark

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is insisting that persistent tensions with President Donald Trump are not hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat, all while sidestepping the question of whether he truly called the president a "moron.".

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history Video included

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Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 53, security and medical sources say.

Trump leaves Republicans with heavy lift on Iran deal

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Republicans who've demanded a bigger say in how the Iran nuclear agreement works are getting just what they want after President Trump directed lawmakers to make the accord more stringent.

'I'm intact,' Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

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The strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is coming under renewed focus as the nation's top diplomat insists Trump hasn't undermined him even as he again refuses to deny calling the president "a moron.".

Iraqi forces enter territory disputed with Kurds

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Kurdish media says the three official border crossings between Iraq's Kurdish region and Iran have been closed.

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

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South Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat to fire missiles near Guam.

The Latest: Defense chief confirms 2 militant leaders dead

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A Philippine military spokesman says troops are being careful in the intense fighting with militants in Marawi city because of concerns for the safety of the 50 to 100 hostages still being held by the IS-linked militants.

Suspected IS militants kill 7 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

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Suspected IS militants attack six checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, kill three soldiers.

Jury to resume deliberations in NYC bombing that hurt 30

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A jury that says its near consensus will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with planting bombs including one that detonated and injured 30 people in New York City last year.

'It's a dark day for us': Somalia reels from deadliest blast Video included

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'It's a dark day for us:' Somalia reels from deadliest single blast in country's history.

The Latest: Election tally shows Austria turning right

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Voting in a general election that will decide whether Austria moves to the right after decades of centrist policies ends.

Trump's speech sparks a new war of words between US, Iran

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President Trump's refusal to certify Iran nuclear deal sparks new war of words between Islamic Republic, America.

US-allied forces begin final assault on IS in Syria's Raqqa

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they have launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket in Raqqa after some 275 militants and their family members surrendered.

Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them

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Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his wife during the years they were held in captivity.

The Latest: Freed hostage says captors 'ran like cowards'

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says full medical exams are being arranged for him and his family on their first full day back in Canada after being rescued from their captors in Afghanistan.

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed Video included

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Powerful blast from truck bomb rocks Somalia's capital; police say at least 6 dead.

The Latest: People trapped in rubble after Mogadishu blast

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The Latest: Powerful blast from truck bomb rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 dead.

The Latest: Russia says Syrian army taken key IS-held town

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The Latest: US-led coalition says 'difficult fighting' expected in days ahead in battle to capture Syria's Raqqa from IS.

Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

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US-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria says 'final' battle for city of Raqqa is underway.

Hostage release not a cure for long-damaged US-Pakistan ties

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The United States and Pakistan are hailing the release of a Taliban-held U.S.-Canadian family as a cautious sign of improved ties for a deeply troubled relationship that has endured years of rancor.

Trump keeps US in Iran nuke deal, tells Congress to fix it

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President Donald Trump has decided not to pull the U.S. out of the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord with Iran.

Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child killed

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An American woman and her Canadian husband are free five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Amid Trump ambiguity on NKorea, is US practicing for war?

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White House chief of staff John Kelly moves to tamp down fears of war, saying the threat from North Korea's increasing nuclear and missile capabilities is "manageable" for now.

Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now Video included

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iranian behavior on Friday in a speech declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests.

Mattis urging Iraqi, Kurdish forces to avoid conflict

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is telling Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to stay focused on defeating the Islamic State group and not turn on each other as tensions spike in the disputed region around Kirkuk.

AP Explains: What is Iran's Revolutionary Guard?

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AP Explains: What is Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, now facing new sanctions from Trump?.

The Latest: UN leader hopes Iran nuclear deal will stand

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The Iranian parliament speaker says any U.S. move against a nuclear deal with Iran be an insult to the United Nations.

Army fires 2-star general amid improper relationship probe

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The Army has fired the two-star general who heads U.S. Army Africa as a result of allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of an enlisted soldier.

The Latest: Trump explains 'calm before storm' remarks

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President Donald Trump says he's open to the possibility that negotiations can steady tensions between the U.S. and nuclear-armed North Korea.

South Korea, China extend currency deal despite missile row

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South Korea, China extend their currency swap despite tensions over U.S. missile defense system.

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

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The House looks on track to give a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.

The Latest: Civilians flee IS-held areas in Syria's Raqqa

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Syrian activists say a suicide truck bombing by the Islamic State group has killed at least 18 people.

The Latest: Parents of rescued US hostage express relief

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Pakistani officials say an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children have left Pakistan after being rescued from the Taliban, who held them for five years.

Turkish troops move into al-Qaida-dominated Syrian province

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A Syria monitoring group and a rebel fighter say Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria in their first deployment to implement a de-escalation agreement in the province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants.

The Latest: Iraqi Kurds withdraw from area near Kirkuk

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A Kurdish commander says his forces have withdrawn from the edges of a disputed region in northern Iraq amid tensions with the central government over the administration of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

4th small quake detected since North Korea's nuclear test

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South Korea has detected a fourth small earthquake near North Korea's main nuclear test site after the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test explosion last month.

Votel: More US advisers will help break Afghan war stalemate

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The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says American troops in Afghanistan have begun working with smaller Afghan units to prepare them for a more aggressive offensive against the Taliban.

A look at the family rescued from Taliban-linked captors Video included

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After over five years in captivity by a group with ties to the Taliban, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released.

Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan

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Pakistan's military says soldiers have recovered 5 Western hostages held by the Taliban for years.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges unity, creates new aid committee

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Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has called for national unity and created a committee that will coordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state.

Israeli defense experts warn against dropping Iran nuke deal

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If President Donald Trump moves to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's nationalist government can be expected to applaud.

USS Constitution to set sail to commemorate anniversaries

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The USS Constitution is about to set sail for the first time in three years to celebrate the Navy's birthday and the anniversary of the Constitution's first launch.

The Latest: Trudeau thanks allies for hostage rescue

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President Donald Trump is praising the release of a family long held by a group with ties to the Taliban.

Trump: DHS secretary nominee needs 'no on-the-job training'

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White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead Department of Homeland Security.

Trump to bash Iran on non-nuke issues in decertifying deal

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad critique of Iran in a speech declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests.

Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

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Congress has voted to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies.

Pelosi says Congress should weigh policy change on nukes

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Congress should revisit the nation's policy on nuclear weapons to institute a 'no first use' protocol whereby the U.S. would not unleash nuclear weapons unless another country does first.

UAE stops issuing new visas for North Korean laborers

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The United Arab Emirates says it will stop issuing new visas to North Korean laborers, becoming the latest Gulf country to cut back on ties to Pyongyang amid tensions between North Korea and the U.S.

The Latest: Trump names pick for Homeland Security post

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President Donald Trump has introduced his nominee for homeland security secretary.

Palestinian rivals reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

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Hamas says deal reached with Fatah rivals during talks in Cairo on terms of control of Gaza Strip.

Some Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal now want it upheld

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Congressional Democrats who opposed the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord.

Army schedules hearing to consider Bowe Bergdahl plea Video included

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The Army has scheduled a hearing next week for Bowe Bergdahl to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal

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The Pentagon has no current plans to increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

APNewsBreak: VA abruptly drops plan to suspend ethics law

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has abruptly dropped plans to suspend an ethics law barring employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges.

Berlin probe: Xmas market attacker could have been thwarted

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A special investigator appointed by the German state of Berlin says the Tunisian man who carried out last year's deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin could have been detained months earlier.

Russia could deploy more missiles in Baltic region: lawmaker

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A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow could deploy more state-of-the-art missile in its westernmost region in response to the U.S. military buildup in Poland.

Serb minister reaffirms support for convicted war criminal

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Serbia's defense minister has reaffirmed his support for a convicted war criminal, denouncing the U.S. ambassador to Belgrade for his critical tweet.

AP-NORC Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

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A new AP-NORC poll finds that North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans.

Germany to extend some border controls for another 6 months

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The German government says it will extend passport controls along some of its national borders for another six months starting in November.

Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

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Ex-Obama officials to brief Democrats on Iran nuclear deal.

The Latest: Trump to nominate White House aide to head DHS

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The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

UN: Myanmar violence a deliberate strategy to expel Rohingya

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The U.N. human rights office says coordinated, systematic attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar point to a strategy to instill "widespread fear and trauma" and prevent them from ever returning home.

Envoy says US cooperation helped reduce attacks in Turkey

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The U.S. ambassador to Turkey says he hopes the two countries can quickly resolve a spat over the arrest of a U.S. consulate staffer, stressing that cooperation between the two allies helped reduce terror attacks in Turkey.

Hezbollah says new US measures won't affect group

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Hezbollah says millions offered by US for information on 2 of its senior operatives reflect efforts to 'demonize' group.

White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead DHS

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President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

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South Korean media are quoting a lawmaker as saying that North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents, including U.S.-South Korean wartime "decapitation strike" plans against the North.

Menendez judge appears to cast doubt on prosecution's case

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When the government rests its bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge will make a crucial ruling on the New Jersey Democrat's motion to dismiss the charges.

Documents: Police did little to stop Waco biker showdown

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State and local police did little to stop a deadly showdown of rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas in 2015 despite overwhelming intelligence it would turn violent.

Justices could rule out business liability under 1789 law

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The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.

Oklahoma prisons selling inmates cold case playing cards

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Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve unsolved killings and other cold cases by selling decks of playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.

Trump says Iran deal decision coming 'very shortly'

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President Donald Trump says he will "very shortly" announce his decision on U.S. participation in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as aides prepare for an end-of-the-week rollout.

Militants that attacked US troops in Niger were new to area

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. Army troops who were ambushed and killed in Niger last week were attacked by enemy forces that hadn't operated in that area before.

Trump says US nuke force must be in 'tiptop shape'

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President Donald Trump says he wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal in 'tiptop shape' but has not asked that it be greatly expanded.

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

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Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California.

Trump's jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

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Amid a series of growing foreign crises, President Donald Trump has challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test.

Iran warns of tough response if Trump scuttles nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister warns of tough response if President Trump scuttles landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

US rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Syria's Raqqa

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US-led coalition fighting IS says there will be no negotiated withdrawal for IS militants in Syria's Raqqa.

Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked US warship

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The U.S. Navy has relieved of duties the commander and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain after a collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in August.

The Latest: Trump vows support for Calif. wildfire victims Video included

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President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests" if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a "moron" as reported.

Iranian nuclear chief warns US: Don't undermine nuclear deal

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The head of Iran's nuclear agency is warning the United States against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international non-proliferation efforts as well as Washington's global standing would suffer.

Trump's jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

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President Donald Trump says reaching out to Democrats for help in getting immigration legislation is difficult because "the Democrats don't want secure borders.".

Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner? Video included

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More than a week after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history investigators are still stumped about why a high-stakes gambler killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others at a country music concert.

The Latest: Vegas hockey team honors victims of shooting

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A tribute to last week's mass shooting victims preceded the Vegas Golden Knights opener against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

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Syria's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time have ended in a 2-1 extra-time loss to an Australia.

Justices won't disturb Guantanamo detainee conviction

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place the conspiracy conviction of Osama bin Laden's former personal assistant by a military tribunal.

Bob Dole returns home after 3-week hospital stay

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A spokeswoman says former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is back at home after being hospitalized for three weeks for low blood pressure.

Brothers who owned defense firm get prison in $6M fraud case

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Two brothers who formerly owned a Pennsylvania defense contractor have been sentenced after pleading guilty in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits.

2 dead as gunmen fire on Kenya university staff, say police

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Police: 2 dead as gunmen open fire near Kenyan university at the Kenyan coast where President Uhuru Kenyatta is campaigning.

Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

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Taiwan's president says her island's government will protect regional peace and stability amid heightened tensions with rival China.

Turkey arrests 30 more military officers in coup probe

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested 30 members of the armed forces and issued arrest warrants for 40 more as part of an ongoing investigation into last year's failed coup attempt blamed on a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.

Trials begin for more than 1,600 Boko Haram suspects

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Trials begin for more than 1,600 suspected Boko Haram members in northern Nigeria.

Turkey's Erdogan says arrested US consulate staffer is a spy

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says his country doesn't need Washington's permission to prosecute its citizens, the latest swipe in an escalating feud with the United States over the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee.

Trump's immigration demands threaten DACA deal

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Trump links hard-line immigration priorities, including border wall and overhauling green-card system, to support for helping young immigrants in the US illegally.

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